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A complex presentation of body dysmorphic disorder, social phobia and unresolved grief

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D.A. Lachmansingh corresponding author


This case is a complex presentation of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), social phobia and unresolved grief in a 23 year old male with no social support. He appears to have benefitted immensely from a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), antidepressant medication and Occupational Therapy. Identification of patients with BDD presenting in surgical and medical practices is essential and can be facilitated by validated screening tools such as the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Questionnaire (BDDQ). At the moment, the best evidence-based treatment is CBT and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Nonetheless, novel approaches to therapeutic applications include the investigation of eye-tracking focus on body parts in BDD.

Body Dysmorhic Disorder, social phobia, CBT, eye-tracking focus

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Lachmansingh, D. (2019). A complex presentation of body dysmorphic disorder, social phobia and unresolved grief. Advances in General Practice of Medicine, 2(1), 13-15.


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